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Saugatuck River Bridge


Photo taken by Doug Kerr


BH Photo #178105


Street View 


Only manually operated swing truss in Connecticut. Rare surviving example of first generation movable iron bridge.

-- Historic American Engineering Record


Swing through truss bridge over Saugatuck River on CT 136 in Westport
Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Open to traffic
Built 1884 by the Union Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1993
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania
Swing Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 287.1 ft.
Deck width: 19.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.9 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 12, 1987
Also called
William F. Cribari Memorial Bridge (official name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.12272, -73.36903   (decimal degrees)
41°07'22" N, 73°22'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/636915/4553662 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sherwood Point
Inventory numbers
CT 1349 (Connecticut bridge number)
NRHP 87000126 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 12086 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 58.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)

Update Log 

  • February 9, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • February 6, 2017: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • February 28, 2015: HAER photos posted by James Baughn
  • August 24, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 17, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 22, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Pedimented portal bracing to Categories.
  • September 19, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr


  • Doug Kerr
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Douglas Butler
  • HAER CT-46 - Saugatuck River Bridge, Spanning Saugatuck River at Route 136, Westport, Fairfield County, CT


Saugatuck River Bridge
Posted October 3, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Saugatuck River Bridge
Posted September 13, 2015, by ArtS
Saugatuck River Bridge
Posted September 13, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)